Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

Your Brain on Nature »

July 30, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology) discusses her research on how nature can improve well-being. 

By Brian Lehrer, WNYC / Brian Lehrer Show

What is the Future of Groundwater in California? »

July 27, 2015

California Academy of the Sciences talks to Tara Moran, Program Lead of Sustainable Groundwater at Water in the West, about California's groundwater future. 

Cal Academy Science News

Is It Safe to Go to the Beach? »

July 27, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Alexandria Boehm tests for bacteria in samples of sand from beaches, and provides tips for beachgoers to reduce their risk of exposure to dangerous pathogens.

ABC News

What Killed Off the Woolly Mammoth? Climate Change »

July 24, 2015

Woods Senior Fellow Chris Field (Humanities and Sciences) discusses concerns with rapid climate change.

By Henry Gass, Christian Science Monitor

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain »

July 22, 2015

Features research co-authored by Woods Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology) about how a walk in nature affects the brain.

By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times / Well

State Proposes $1.5-Million Fine of Water District for Improper Diversions »

July 20, 2015

Quotes Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson on the degree of authority the State Water Board has over water rights holders.

By Matt Stevens, LA Times

How Giant Prawns Could Fight Tropical Disease and Poverty »

July 20, 2015

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow Giulio De Leo (Humanities and Sciences) and Woods Affiliate Susanne Sokolow on their research using prawns to fight Schistosomiasis in Senegal. 

By Ed Young, National Geographic

River Prawn Becomes New Weapon Against Schistosomiasis »

July 20, 2015

Discusses research findings from  Woods Senior Fellow Giulio De Leo (Humanities and Sciences), Woods Affiliate Susanne Sokolow and other researchers on using prawns to fight Schistosomiasis in Senegal.

By Faith Lapidus, Voice of America

California Farmers Fight for Century-Old Claims to Water »

July 17, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses how California is an anomaly among Western states in the way it treats water rights.

By Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg

California Flexes Muscles in Water Tussle With Farmers »

July 17, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson discusses how California is an anomaly among Western states in the way it treats water rights.

Associated Press

More Wildfires Burning More Forest May Become the New Normal »

July 15, 2015

Senior Fellow Chris Field (Humanities and Sciences) discusses the links between climate change and increases in fire risk.

By Malavika Vyawahare and ClimateWire, Scientific American

California's Missing Water Fell On Boston Instead, As Snow »

July 13, 2015

Quotes Senior Fellow Chris Field (Humanities and Sciences) on how climate change can impact weather patterns, and Senior Fellow Dick Luthy (engineering) on why transporting water long distances isn't practical.

By Rupa Shenoy, WGBH News

Scientists Show Rising Concern About Deep-Sea Mining »

July 13, 2015

Senior Fellow Larry Crowder (Biology), Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions, calls their approach a middle ground between environmentalists and mining companies.

By Robert Ferris, CNN

In Paris, Scientists Chart Varied Paths to a Sustainable Human Relationship With Earth’s Climate »

July 11, 2015

Notes that a leading signatory of the meeting's concluding statement is Senior Fellow Chris Field (Humanities and Sciences), who is one of a handful of scientists in line for the chairmanship of the IPCC.

By Andy Revkin, New York Times / Dot Earth

Environmental Groups Call for Regulation as World Dives into Deep Sea Mining »

July 10, 2015

Senior Fellow Larry Crowder (Biology), Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions, states that protected areas need to be in place before deep sea mining happens.

By Robert Gebelhoff, Washington Post

The Risk of Getting Attacked By a Shark Off California Has Plummeted Sharply Since 1950, Study Says  »

July 9, 2015

Francesco Ferretti, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, discusses why attack rates have declined. 

By Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post

Shark Attack Risk Is Down Sharply Since 1950 »

July 9, 2015

Discusses research co-authored by Woods Senior Fellow Fiorenza Micheli (Biology) showing a more than 90-percent drop in risk of shark attacks off California coast.

By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic

The Power of Green Space »

July 9, 2015

Features research co-authored by Woods Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology) about how a walk in nature affects the brain

By Phoebe Gavin, Slate.com

Can You Prescribe Nature? »

July 8, 2015

Discusses research, co-authored by Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology) on the mental health benefits of time in nature

By Helen Briggs, BBC News

A Law Professor Explains California's 'Arcane' Water Rights System »

July 6, 2015

Woods Co-Director and Senior Fellow Buzz Thompson explains California's water rights system in the context of the California drought. 

By Take Two, 89.3 KPCC

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